Billy Downes reports that as of Tuesay 7th July the water level on the Laune was up to over 1m (1 foot 3 inches) at Johnston’s. This is beautiful water for all methods, but there are very few fish to be seen and fewer still willing to take a fly.

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The river Laune – salmon fishing in a beautiful setting…

Early in the week a few fish ran the river and a few anglers had some sport.  Colm Heffernan was one of those.  On Tuesday he met four on the fly lost them two being good fish and he landed a fish of 7 lbs on the worm.  On Thursday a member landed a fish of 11 lbs and two sea trout at Paul Connor’s.

For July the commercial nets fish for 5 days per week which won’t help the angler’s chances but July last year was one of the better months of a poor year.  The feedback I am getting from anglers on the Laune is that the fishing is not good and they are not happy trying to catch a fish when we have a commercial harvest going on in Cromane and in the Laune itself.

There were no reports of fish on Beats 1 and 2, the Killarney Lakes or the Flesk.

Beat 3: The Beat 3 water is a bit on the low side but fish will still run the river and be met there during the week. For Beat 3 Permit Costs click on: Beat 3 Permit Prices 2015
Start times on Beat 3 is 8am and not before that.  Reminder to visitors trout fishing on all Laune Anglers waters and on Beat 3 is by fly only on single handed rods with trout flies.  (No worms allowed for trout fishing)

Prospects:  A few fish are running the river each day and there is always a chance if you are out.  I expect that if we got a rise of 18 inches we would have a few days of good fishing but a mini heat wave on the way.

Permits for Laune Anglers waters from now to the end of July only €25 per day.

The Laune Bridge OPW water level: ( )

Billy Downes  Secretary
Laune Salmon and Trout Anglers’ Association

Go fishing…

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